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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 15, 2019 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's April 14th

His zest for the spring of that year is infectious. He makes some great points such as the undeniable, uniformly high energy to the music- with him pointing out how he believes it the result of how much fun they were having. (How many listless performances much later on were the direct result of nobody having absolutely any? I think as much was said at times.)

I'm not a wine guy either but do know they're very big on the whole terroir thing, and what I believe Cliff is talking about in that excerpted passage is the terroir of the music from that spring. It really was unique and 'of it's time and place.' I've always busied myself arguing how they're so clearly even stronger come fall ('cause *that's* when Keith finally settles in dammit!), but what he's saying above is don't throw the baby out with the bathwater on that- the spring sound is singular and to be championed. He certainly does a terrific job of that for my money.

This post was modified by Reade on 2019-04-16 00:48:32